Judy Wang
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Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys pilates, shopping, broadway shows, and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

Recent Articles
  • 2 mountain climbers from Chicago-area home safe after Nepal earthquake

    TINLEY PARK — Two mountain climbers from the Chicago area are home safe and sound after a close call in the Himalayas of Nepal. Rob Besecker and his sister had left Mount Everest’s base camp when the Nepal earthquake struck. Rob told WGN’s Judy Wang this morning he undertook the climb for an inspirational book he is writing. Rob, who lives in Tinley Park, suffers from Muscular Dystrophy and atrial fibrillation.  He has endured five heart surgeries.  His book is […]

  • Two elderly people killed in Bridgeview crash

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — Two elderly people were killed, and several others were injured in a car crash in southwest suburban Bridgeview. It happened shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday near the exit ramp to east 95th Street. An 80-year-old man and 85-year-old woman were killed when a mini-van collided with their Sedan. The man has been identified as Francis J. Iglinski of Chicago. The woman has not been identified yet. Six people, including some children, were hurt. Two people in a […]

  • Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library. That’s according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision who requested anonymity because Obama’s decision hasn’t been announced. The University of Chicago, where Obama once taught law, will develop the library along with the Barack Obama Foundation. The nonprofit screened about a dozen proposals before recommending a winner from the final four, which also included the University of Illinois at […]

  • Trial begins for Chicago man accused of killing 2 officers

    CHICAGO — Opening statements in the murder trial of a Chicago man accused of killing a Chicago police officer and a former CHA officer began Monday morning. Cook County prosecutors say 46-year-old Michael Flisk was killed “execution style in cold blood” on Nov. 26, 2010. Flisk was dusting for fingerprints in a Chicago garage after a burglary vandalized a Mustang parked there. Prosecutors say he told the owner of that  car, “I got a good fingerprint.”  They maintain those words set off […]

  • Thieves smash into high-end Gold Coast boutique for second time

    CHICAGO — Thieves got away with thousands of dollars in merchandise at a high-end clothing boutique on Oak Street this morning. It happened shortly after 5 a.m. at the Moncler store located at 33 E. Oak Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood. It’s the second burglary at the store in seven months. Last time, thieves used a car to smash into the store. This morning, police say, they pried open the glass doors, and smashed the glass displays. There […]

  • Kris Bryant gets his call up to the Cubs

    CHICAGO – Finally, the next big Cubs prospect is headed for the North Side. Although it was only a few weeks, the anticipation for the arrival of the team’s newest third baseman has been a few months in the making. Kris Bryant will be called up from Iowa to make his major league debut on Friday when the Cubs face the Padres at Wrigley Field. Around 10 P.M. on Thursday night, Bryant announced he was making the move on Twitter […]

  • Fairdale continues recovery Monday

    FAIRDALE, Ill. — Volunteers are coming through again Monday to help the victims of last week’s tornadoes. Fairdale, Ill. was hit by a tornado Thursday, killing two. Today, some tornado vicims are showing up at the nearby Kirkland fire station to get something to eat, clothing or donated supplies. Emergency responders have a couple of goals for today.  One is for ComEd to drop poles into the ground so power can be restored. The goal is to do that by tomorrow. […]

  • Authorities say about 30 homes destroyed in Rochelle after tornado

    ROCHELLE, Ill. — Authorities say roughly 30 homes in the northern Illinois community of Rochelle are either completely destroyed or uninhabitable. Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said Friday only residents will be allowed into the area. He says no volunteers are needed Friday. He estimates that the path of a tornado that touched down in the area was at least a quarter mile wide. No deaths have been reported. He says injuries were minor.  

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    Cubs apologize after long bathroom lines ruin opening day

    CHICAGO — The Cubs lost their season opener at Wrigley Field Sunday night, 3-0. The large videoboard above left field was up and running, but not all the bathrooms. That led to some massive lines and wait times. Fans reported finding only two working men’s restrooms. The line stretched about four sections in the upper deck. Fans complained on social media that they waited up to 30 minutes. One fan tweeted, “This is by far the worst experience at Wrigley ever. Ridiculous!” “Two […]

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    Chicago officers rescue 2 from burning car on South Side

    CHICAGO –A pair of Chicago police officers rescued two people from a burning car early Friday morning. It happened near 57th and Kedzie on the South Side. The two officers were on patrol when they witnessed a car swerve into oncoming traffic and slam head-on into a poultry truck. The car burst into flames after the crash. Officers Hector Fuentes and Peter Gurskis rushed to the car to pull the driver and his passenger out. The driver, Marine Jose Silva, […]


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